ZoomCare Opens New Seattle Clinic in Wallingford

Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
Source: ZoomCare

Innovative Healthcare Clinic Located at 4555 Stone Way South Increases Access to High Quality Care

Washington State families now have the option of complete primary care at one of Seattle's newest neighborhood clinics, located at 4555 Stone Way North in Wallingford.

Patients have responded enthusiastically to ZoomCare innovations at its 14 other clinics in Oregon, Idaho and Washington, including one currently operating in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Patients at the new Wallingford ZoomCare clinic can use a live scheduler to reserve same-day, no-wait appointments via ZoomCare.com; they pay a fair flat price using insurance or self-pay and never receive a bill from ZoomCare. Additionally, patients have on-line control of all their own medical records. The new Wallingford ZoomCare clinic will provide complete primary care for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care and offer prescription medication dispensing services.

Open 7 days a week and 362 days a year, the Wallingford clinic offers a board-certified clinical team, consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

"We're designing a modern healthcare system, delivering high quality primary care in neighborhoods where people live and work...putting Washington families first, and giving them more control over their own health," said Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dave Sanders, M.D. "We welcome Wallingford-area patients seeking same-day, no-wait healthcare and transparent pricing."

The ZoomCare Story*

(*Note: "Sarah" is the shorthand way we refer to the patient to whom ZoomCare caters)

Before 2006, when "Sarah" had a need for urgent medical attention the choices were not great:

  • If she called her doctor's office, chances were that she couldn't get an appointment right away...and might not for several days.
  • If she went to the emergency room at the local hospital...it was overcrowded and expensive (for her and the system).
  • If she showed up at the urgent care center, chances were she got a number and had to wait for hours to be seen.

ZoomCare changed all that.

Starting in 2006 "Sarah" could ask for a same day appointment and be seen by a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant at ZoomCare's first neighborhood clinic. ZoomCare pioneered "healthcare on demand" and patients liked this new idea. Two clinics grew to 12 neighborhood clinics in Oregon and one in Seattle.

Today "Sarah" has her choice of 13 modern ZoomCare clinics (with three more to open later this year), where she and her family can get complete primary care blood tests, x-rays, medical exams and the medicine she needs for a broad range of illnesses, injuries and preventive care.

And patients at ZoomCare get the advantage of advanced technology in setting their appointments and reading lab results on a handheld device:

  • If "Sarah" wakes up on Saturday and needs to go to the doctor's office, she gets on her computer to use "live scheduler" to pick the time and most convenient clinic for her exam.
  • "Sarah's" lab results will be sent immediately to her computer or smart phone using secure technology and a doctor or physician assistant can hand her the medicines she needs, saving her the time of a separate pharmacy visit.
  • "Sarah" knows what the visit will cost and she will use her insurance or self pay option, thereby avoiding any follow-up bills.

Portland, Oregon based ZoomCare is a privately-held company started in 2006 by David Sanders M.D. and Albert DiPiero M.D. ZoomCare currently has 12 same- day, no-wait, neighborhood clinics in the Portland metro area and 1 in Seattle, Washington.

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